Over 1,000 Signatures – And Counting
A petition on the GoPetition website launched by a resident of Scarborough has achieved over one thousand signatures. The Petition asks the public to support the following statement:
Clearly, the Petition carries no weight in law.
It is simply an opportunity for members of the public to express an opinion – anonymously, if they so wish – and to express in words any comments – again, if they so wish – that they may wish to communicate to others (including, of course, Councillor Derek BASTIMAN [Con.] and his seven fellow Cabinet Porfolio Holders, in the public domain.
Many readers will have noticed that some Scarborough Borough Councillors have signed the Petition. Interestingly, these signatories represent most of the political spectrum – barring the dutiful Conservatives.
Also of note is the presence of Alderman and former Mayor (and, later, Mayoress to Councillor Hazel LYNSKEY [Con.]) former Councillor Sheila KETTLEWELL [Con.]. The significance of this Tory ‘defection’ will not be lost on Councillor BASTIMAN [Con.].
The following PDF document sets out, in chronological order, the public comments that signatories have attached to their ‘signatures’ on the GoPetition.